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Tapestry fragment

Warp and ground of linen; design of reddish brown wool. Design shows two parallel rows, each consists of three connected roundels, an animal is inside each of the roundels. The shape of the tapestry suggests that it is a sleeve band. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts